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University of Hawaii Art Gallery
What Sound Does a Color Make?

March 4 – April 13, 2007

Opening Reception:
Sunday, March 4, 2:00-4:00 pm

Gallery Walk-through:
Wednesday, March 21, 7:00 pm
James Hearon, Assistant Professor of Music and a specialist in Music Technology will provide historical context for the exhibition and an introduction into the technical aspects and interpretation of the work.

What Sound Does a Color Make?
is a traveling exhibition organized and circulated by Independent Curators International (iCI), New York and curated by Kathleen Forde. The exhibition and tour are made possible, in part, by grants from The David Bermant Foundation: Color, Light, Motion; The Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation; and Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen e. V., Stuttgart; and by an in-kind donation from Philips Electronics North America.

Jim Campbell

Self-Portrait of Paul (DeMarinis), 2003
192 LEDs on board, speaker, microphone, and custom electronics
Dimensions variable
Collection of the artist; courtesy Hosfelt Gallery, San Francisco

Self-Portrait of Paul (DeMarinis) is a “self-portrait“ in which the recorded voice of sonic artist Paul DeMarinis defines the image. A sequence of tones (DeMarinis’s voice) is received across the room by a microphone that decodes the sound, which in turn illuminates the digitally stored image of DeMarinis on a grid of LED lights. High tones transmitted represent white and low tones represent black slowly building a sensory portrait that resonates not only the physical attributes of the artist, but also his voice and personal relationship to sound.

For more information on the artist: